By Anne Serre

– Y a-t-il certains de ces personnages que tu préfères aux autres?
– Non, dans mon cœur ils sont tous exactement à l. a. même position. Et d’ailleurs, il s’agit peu de 'cœur'. Encore une fois, je n’ai pour eux et ils n’ont pour moi aucune affection particulière. Nous n’avons pas de sentiments les uns pour les autres, nous sommes dans l’action. think un petit lot de gens qui pour une raison ou une autre se retrouveraient seuls sur l. a. terre avec pour seul désir celui de vivre. Ce que nous avons en commun et qui nous rassemble, c’est d’être dans los angeles même scenario avec l. a. même purpose. Notre alliance est indéfectible, muette, tacite, fondée sur une espèce de tristesse que je ne m’explique pas bien.

Un écrivain explique à son interlocuteur – son double? – remark il entre dans l’écriture et l’imaginaire. Il lui parle de ses personnages, des relatives qu’il entretient avec eux. Il lui montre remark il est à l. a. fois dans et hors du roman. Avec une familiarité travel à travel joueuse et impérieuse, il l’entraîne avec lui de l’autre côté du miroir, là où le roman prend corps. Dans ce voyage au cœur de l. a. fabrication d’une œuvre, Anne Serre nous convie, nous, lecteurs, à une expérience precise et vertigineuse.

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Willie Nelson happened to be one of the guests. I didn’t grow up listening to country music, although I owned one Willie Nelson record. By the end of the evening, I was a huge fan. Willie was playing the classic songs “Night Life,” “Funny How Time Slips Away,” and “Crazy,” and I would try to play along. His guitar playing and lyrics were mesmerizing. I couldn’t believe this was the guy who wrote these songs. The guitar was passed around the room and other singers sang Hank Williams tunes or ones they had recently written.

He’s a great guy and an old friend. I’ll see him tomorrow night in Helotes, Texas, at our show at John T. Floore Country Store. John T’s is one of the better beer joints in Texas. John T. Floore was a really good friend of mine and loaned me money one time when I really needed it. I wrote a song about him: SHOTGUN WILLIE Shotgun Willie sits around in his underwear Biting on a bullet and pulling out all of his hair Shotgun Willie’s got all of his family there Well, you can’t make a record if you ain’t got nothing to say You can’t make a record if you ain’t got nothing to say You can’t play music if you don’t know nothing to play Shotgun Willie sits around in his underwear Biting on a bullet and pulling out all of his hair Shotgun Willie’s got all of his family there Now, John T.

God said It’s a sign of the times I said. IN GOD'S EYES Never think evil thoughts of anyone It’s just as wrong to think as to say For a thought is but a word that’s unspoken In God’s eyes He sees it this way Lend a hand if you can to a stranger Never worry if he can’t repay For in time you’ll be repaid ten times over In God’s eyes He sees it this way In God’s eyes we’re like sheep in a meadow Now and then a lamb goes astray But open arms should await its returning In God’s eyes He sees it this way Thought for the Day: Sometimes I think, Well .

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